Ok Tedi Mining Ltd (OTML)

OTML Repatriates Students

Caught in the middle of a cataclysmic event, the 34 students from Tabubil, Daru and Oksapmim, Telefomin were forced to take refuge at the Takubar Isolation Centre before being repatriated.

First-year Business Studies student, Hannah Hagoba described the experience as frightening as they were forced out of the school for their own safety.

“As we boarded the OTML Charter, I felt a sense of relief knowing we were okay now,’ she said.

A Jolly Homecoming After 30 Years Away

For hard-working man Olale Watigi, this was the moment he could only think of for the past three decades.

Watigi hails from the remote village of Suabi, in the Nomad LLG of Western Province.

What makes his story inspiring is that Watigi is a youth with special needs. He was born deaf with a speech impairment. However, this did not stop the then young man from pursuing a better life. As a teenager in the late 90’s, Watigi left his village and travelled to Kiunga Town on foot, in search of basic services.

OTML Appoints Nationals To Senior Roles

OTML Managing Director and CEO, Musje Werror made the announcement following confirmation of the appointments at the company’s Board of Directors meeting recently.

He said the appointments are part of OTML’s ongoing succession planning to see its national employees transition into senior roles successfully. 

OTML Training, GDS Applications Open

School leavers from universities and technical institutions around the country are encouraged to apply.

OTML Managing Director and CEO, Musje Werror, said with the mine life extended to 2032 and potentially beyond, there is an exciting career path with OTML after the training programs are completed.

Mr Werror is a product of the GDS Program, which he attended in 1988 and has worked his way up to become the first national managing director of the mine.

New footbridge prevents loss of life

The bridge was established by Ok Tedi Mining Ltd (OTML), under the Ok Tedi Infrastructure Tax Credit Scheme program. The old bridge was damaged in 2006, preventing locals from accessing vital government services including health and education, since.

The bridge was officially opened by OTML Managing Director & CEO, Musje Werror, witnessed by OTML staff and community leaders from the six villages of Kumgit, Ankit, Okteditau, Nioksikwi, Derongo, and Boungkim.

Ok Tedi christens new crusher

The crusher was named the “Nurumi Crusher” following a competition to find a suitable name for the new facility. “Nurumi” means “our” in the local Min language of the Star Mountains and the new name fittingly embodies the efforts, heart and ingenuity of everyone involved in the construction and operations of the crusher.

The dedication ceremony attended by OTML and contractor employees marked the successful completion and handover of the PGK800 million project from the major project team to the Processing Business Unit.